I began creating jewelry as a way to spend time with my daughter and along the way became addicted. Having been a decorative painter and the creator of my surfaces, working with my hands gives me pleasure.
I create jewelry that is pleasing to the eye and touch, sophisticated or casual, versatile or unexpected. I feel jewelry or a decorative item you select makes a statement about who you are, what you value in life and it gives me pleasure to be a part of that.
Discovering and collecting all the parts that end up in my art pieces is half the fun. I never know where I will find the centerpiece for my next project: the beach, the bead shop or the bead shop parking lot!
Gail has been involved with creating art most of her life even when Guidance counselors said she had “no art aptitude”. She spent about 20 years participating in 40 art shows annually. Although she engaged in events beyond the Long Island area, some Long Island expositions were Gallery North, Argyle Park and the Islip Art Museum. She taught decorative painting to adults and a variety of crafts to teenagers throughout her working career as artist/teacher. Through the Town of Islip Recreation Department, she organized and ran specialized art programs for 7 years. The organizing and managing of the fairs run by the Town were also her responsibility. Although accomplished, Gail continues learning and improving her skills in beading, metalwork, PMC, lampworking and mixed media. She is a partner in “Two Wired Artists” where she makes wire tree “portraits”. She displays both her relief trees and jewelry in gallery juried exhibits. She is an active member in Women Sharing Art, Inc., East End Arts Council and the Long Island Craft Guild.